Anjana Sreedhar's blog

The articles and musings of a political news junkie

oystergirlrhymes:

This semester I went to the White Privilege Conference in Madison, WI for my honors seminar about examining privilege. I made a poster about the behaviors of particular white female musicians who appropriate other cultures as a means of identity and sexualize/objectify WOC as a means of displaying sexual agency and social power. All under the guise of “empowerment”.


This is my take on the knowledge I found through seminar and readings, (esp. online articles) so in no way do I claim these ideas or concepts as my own.

that-fucking-feminist:

sktagg23:

melissasoup:

writeswrongs:

tony-starked:

rabbleprochoice:

gynocraticgrrl:

Tough Guise: Violence, Media & The Crisis in Masculinity

with Ed. M, Ph.D Jackson Katz

Same for mass shootings which are almost entirely done by white males.

If it was done by, literally, ANYONE ELSE of any other race or gender, I can’t even IMAGINE the shit that would be said by people.

I read somewhere, someone had this theory that the reason shootings are mainly committed by white males is because when women or poc feel alienated, depressed, etc, we are trained to keep it to ourselves, whereas white men are raised with a sense of entitlement that allows them to make their own problems everyone’s problem.

I wonder if it is true for shooting or for road rage or both or neither.

the bolded!

This is a really good documentary.

BEST DOCUMENTARY I’VE EVER SEEN, actually.

There’s also a Tough Guise 2 that elaborates on the mass shootings. Definitely documentaries everyone should see.

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl)

onewithoutbelonging:

azzahlikesart:

"We Are Not The Same"

by Azzah Sultan

In this series of photographs I capture five Muslim women in their own space. The media has always portrayed Muslim women as oppressed and that we all dress and look the same. Through building friendships here in New York City this project looks in depth into breaking stereotypes and showing how we as Muslim women aren’t the same. Although we do share the same faith we have our own interests, personalities, cultures, styles and hobbies. 

http://azzahsultan.com/We-Are-Not-The-Same

this is an awesome series.

I am a nurse. For 30 years of my career, I was a labor and delivery nurse. I took care of women through all stages of labor and through their delivery. Due to the many times that I have worked 16 hour shifts, I bonded with many women and helped them through long hours. Finally, through much work on the mom’s part with my guidance, she would be ready to deliver. In would sail the doctor, spend five minutes catching the baby, and then pose for all the pictures. I would hear from the families how wonderful he/she was.

Really?

Then why is my back killing me because I stood for two to three hours with a woman in a variety of positions including resting her foot on my shoulder while she pushed? Oh, and did I mention that she is also paralyzed from the waist down from the epidural, so I was also helping to hold her up while she squatted to push?

Why have I had to change my scrub clothes twice in a shift because someone either puked on me or amniotic fluid soaked everything?

Really?

Who is it that actually got that IV started while reassuring the poor mom?

Who is it that took the camera out of the daddy’s trembling hand and started taking family pictures because she knew that otherwise there would be no proof that he had even been in the room? And capturing the look of wonder on both parent’s faces at the same time.

Who is it that cleaned up every body fluid that can spew from a human, with a smile on her face and encouraging words for the mortified patient who has never been sick in front of a stranger in her life?

Who is it that tracked down the anesthesia people, chased them out of the lounge, and threatened them with their lives if they didn’t take care of her patient, NOW?

And when things didn’t go well, who was it that took that poor baby that didn’t make it, cleaned it up, dressed it, wrapped it in a soft blanket, and brought it to the broken-hearted parents to hold for the first and last time?

Oh, yeah, Dr. Marvelous is just great.

I’m just a nurse.

- Kathy Hurst Davis, Nurse, quoted in this Slate article. (via thedaysofforever)

Nurses are so underappreciated, like, seriously guys. All of my best memories from hospitals as a child were because of nurses.

(via didifallasleepforalittlewhile)

..I’ll never forget the first baby I caught as a student nurse because the doctor was out buying a magazine or something because the mom was “only 50 cents’ worth of dilated” and couldn’t possibly be ready to deliver for another three or four hours. Oh yeah.

Most doctors are wonderful. No question. But 90% of the people who take care of you in the hospital are the nurses.

(via dduane)

Important.

(via alexandraelle)

Nurses, especially in hospitals, are the front line of your care. They’re the ones who are always available at the touch of a button. And it’s been nurses who have saved my life on three separate occasions. Praise all good things in the universe for nurses. Underappreciated, under-resourced and woefully underpaid nurses.

(via amaditalks)

(Source: cand86)

ladiesagainsthumanity:

The Douchebro of the Week Award (let’s make that a real thing, mmk?) goes to the fuckers at WePay, an online fundraising site that recently canceled the fundraising campaign of Eden Alexander. Eden is a porn performer who had an allergic reaction to a common prescription drug, so she was crowdraising $4,000 to pay her medical bills. The geniuses at WePay decided she didn’t deserve money because she would use it for porn. (Which, who even gives a fuck if she was? WE KNOW YOU GUYS ALL WATCH PORN, TECH BROS. BE COOL.) So they canceled her campaign and refunded her supporters’ money.
Long story short, Eden moved her campaign to a different site and exceeded her goal. But WePay, man. Y’all are douches. Read more about it here: http://valleywag.gawker.com/wepay-blames-the-rules-for-withholding-medical-funds-1578017696

ladiesagainsthumanity:

The Douchebro of the Week Award (let’s make that a real thing, mmk?) goes to the fuckers at WePay, an online fundraising site that recently canceled the fundraising campaign of Eden Alexander. Eden is a porn performer who had an allergic reaction to a common prescription drug, so she was crowdraising $4,000 to pay her medical bills. The geniuses at WePay decided she didn’t deserve money because she would use it for porn. (Which, who even gives a fuck if she was? WE KNOW YOU GUYS ALL WATCH PORN, TECH BROS. BE COOL.) So they canceled her campaign and refunded her supporters’ money.

Long story short, Eden moved her campaign to a different site and exceeded her goal. But WePay, man. Y’all are douches. Read more about it here: http://valleywag.gawker.com/wepay-blames-the-rules-for-withholding-medical-funds-1578017696